Events

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Studentparlamentet, Villa Eika, building, exterior, pride flag
Time and place: Feb. 5, 2020 12:15 PM1:00 PM, 2531 Stort møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

How can the University of Oslo become a greener university? Christen Andreas Wroldsen, president of UiO's Student Parliament, will talk about the need to build a more sustainable UiO.

 
landscape, sand, wanter, car, broken building structures
Time and place: Feb. 12, 2020 12:15 PM1:00 PM, 2531 Stort møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

Earth system scientist Jana Sillmann introduces her work for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and shows how climate extremes and their associated risks are assessed across disciplines.

Road, Gravel, Rocky Landscape
Time and place: Feb. 19, 2020 12:15 PM1:00 PM, 2531 Stort møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

How does the construction and development of land based wind power affect nature and people's relationship to the outdoors? Vidar Lindefjeld, legal advisor and co-founder of La Naturen Leve, talks about the impact of interventions in nature caused by wind power structures.

sun, sky, wood, car store
Time and place: Feb. 20, 2020 3:15 PM4:45 PM, 2531 Stort møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

How to address the double bind between growth and sustainability? In this talk, anthropologist Thomas Hylland Eriksen engages with the climate crisis in Queensland, Australia. He asks how different knowledge regimes identify and interpret facts differently, and how this creates conflicting depictions of the world and solutions to humanity's problems.

water, rocks, Nysnø logo
Time and place: Feb. 26, 2020 12:15 PM1:00 PM, 2531 Stort møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

The Paris Agreement calls for global finance flows to enable its climate goals and increased climate resilience. Lene Hodge from Nysnø Climate Investments, a Norwegian state-owned climate investment company, will present how finance can rise to this challenge.

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Garden, Plants, Flowers, Greenhous
Time and place: Jan. 16, 2020 4:00 PM5:30 PM, Room 489, P. A. Munchs hus, Blindern

The Environmental Humanities Reading Group is back in 2020, providing an open space for discussions about environmental topics based on a selection of articles, stories, artworks and more.

Colourbox
Time and place: Dec. 16, 2019 9:15 AMDec. 18, 2019 5:00 PM, 12th floor Niels Treschows Building, Blindern

What is the role of history in society? This 3 ECTS course will investigate the public role of historians.

Illustration of the climate anomaly of the 1770s, from 1772
Time and place: Nov. 27, 2019 12:15 PM1:00 PM, 2531 Stort Møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

How have past societies dealt with climate change? Dominik Collet talks about new approaches in the emerging field of climate history.

Image may contain: Text, Poster, Book cover, Font, Movie.
Time and place: Nov. 25, 2019 3:15 PM4:15 PM, Ground floor, Humanities and Social Sciences Library in Georg Sverdrups hus

Music is seen as the most immaterial of the arts, and recorded music as a progress of dematerialization—an evolution from physical discs to invisible digits. In Decomposed, Kyle Devine offers another perspective.

 Map of Iceland, first published in 1570, showing the volcano Hekla
Time and place: Nov. 20, 2019 12:15 PM1:00 PM, 2531 Stort Møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

Can musical aesthetics register the turbulence of living together with volcanoes? Tore Størvold talks about geosociality and the ecocritical analysis of Icelandic music.

Image may contain: Fish, Illustration, Fish, Font, Salmon.
Time and place: Nov. 13, 2019 12:15 PM1:00 PM, 2531 Stort Møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

Can we integrate art and academic practice to find new ways of representing other-than-human species? How do we engage in storytelling that adequately describes our kinship with the more-than human world?

Beijing University statue of a taijiquan practitioner wearing a face mask
Time and place: Nov. 6, 2019 12:15 PM1:00 PM, 2531 Stort Møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

How do people’s experiences and fears of air pollution transform into new visions of sustainability and creative forms of action? We have invited Mette Halskov Hansen to talk about the Airborne project, exploring the human dimensions of air pollution in China.

six old oil rigs waiting for disassembly in a fiord in Norway
Time and place: Nov. 1, 2019 10:00 AM8:30 PM, SALT, Langkaia Oslo

How can academics, artists and activists creatively engage with the environmental challenges of current times? How to imagine more just, livable and democratic futures in the Nordic countries?

photograph of an urban landscape with a large neonlit sign spelling "resist forest" on a building, night time
Time and place: Oct. 31, 2019 4:15 PM5:30 PM, 12 etg. P. A. Munchs Hus

How does the Anthropocene manifest in the organosphere? Marco Armiero presents the Guerrilla Narrative project Toxic Bios, a counter-hegemonic exercise aiming to dismantle the Toxic Narratives of the Anthropocene while prefiguring alternative socio-ecological politics.

book cover "our entangled futures"
Time and place: Oct. 30, 2019 12:15 PM1:00 PM, 2531 Stort Møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

Is it time to tell a new story about climate change? Karen O'Brien talks on the potential of stories to empower social change.

Oil rig close to the coast in southern Norway
Time and place: Oct. 30, 2019 9:00 AMNov. 1, 2019 7:00 PM, University of Oslo/Tøyen Hovedgård/SALT

This three-day intensive course introduces theories and research methods applied in the interdisciplinary field of environmental humanities.

Architects rendering of planned new climate house, sunny with kids playing in front of the building.
Time and place: Oct. 28, 2019 9:00 AMOct. 29, 2019 4:00 PM, Oslo, Norway

How do we narrate climatic change in a museum environment and initiate dialogue across its stakeholders? How can museums become ‘contact zones’ where science and education, activism and entertainment, debate and tourism interact productively?

Bildet kan inneholde: kvinne, hår, frisyre, hake, blond.
Time and place: Oct. 24, 2019 12:00 PM3:00 PM, Room 830, Eilert Sundts hus

How do we make more-than-human relations come alive in our research? Human speech and written texts are key sources of reference, but how do we account for sociality beyond words and human perspectives? What forms of research and knowledge enable the exploration of multi-species worlds? How make our writing less anthropocentric in the Anthropocene?

children's shoes in the sand
Time and place: Oct. 23, 2019 12:15 PM1:00 PM, 2531 Stort Møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

What is the relationship between education and sustainable development? Elin Sæther talks about COSER, a research initiative aiming to explore education in light of today's complex sustainable development issues.

Image may contain: Black, White, Photograph, Black-and-white, Monochrome photography.
Time and place: Oct. 16, 2019 12:15 PM1:00 PM, 2531 Stort Møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

Elisabeth Ulrika Sjødahl from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design talks about Beautiful Landscapes and Heavy Pollution.

Time and place: Oct. 10, 2019 9:00 AMOct. 11, 2019 5:00 PM, Georg Morgenstiernes hus

What is the status of the Antarctic Treaty 60 years after its entry into force? This workshop is part of the Political Philosophy Looks to Antarctica project.

Iceberg floating in the sea
Time and place: Oct. 9, 2019 12:15 PM1:00 PM, 2531 Stort Møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

Can we extract water from Antarctic icebergs? Dr Julia Jabour from the University of Tasmania talks on efforts to design a legal regime to regulate iceberg harvesting.

photograph of an urban landscape with a large neonlit sign spelling "resist forest" on a building, night time
Time and place: Oct. 3, 2019 2:15 PM4:00 PM, 2531 Stort Møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

How is knowledge produced from art, pedagogy and civic engagement in the Environmental Humanities? Hanna Musiol lectures on the need to create spaces for participatory and transmedia collaborations among scholars, artists, students, designers, and community actors. 

Image may contain: Cartoon, Illustration, Graphic design, World, Art.
Time and place: Oct. 2, 2019 4:15 PM6:00 PM, PAM 489

Society urgently request knowledge from the environmental humanities that can help us understand the challenges of our times. This talk presents some examples of co-creation between academia and civil society, exploring collaborative attempts to make a difference.

collage of different types of underwater plants
Time and place: Oct. 2, 2019 12:15 PM1:00 PM, 2531 Stort Møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

Eli Rinde from the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) talks about threats to the marine biodiversity in Norway and possible solutions.